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owner over books and leaves cleaning lady to tell
I never got to stay in this B&B! I had to move to two different locations in our three night stay. We ended up in a place with no hot water, mold in the bathroom, no shampoo, had to stop the shower part way through before it overflowed. No one to talk to. Never got the breakfast we paid for. Very bad management, and the coward did all communication through the poor cleaning lady!!
Great location, poor managment
The person who cleaned the flats and brought in breakfast should be running the place. She speaks English well and was attentive to guests, unlike the owner. The breakfast was minimalist, but sufficient. Fantastic location, a few metres from Ottaviano station and a few minutes walk to the Vatican city.
Very disappointed to be charged Eur 25 for a late arrival (after 8pm) without being forewarned when we booked!! Be warned, there is a very old door and lock! Even the man responsible for check-ins had difficulty opening it. WE GOT LOCKED OUT FOR 3 HOURS with another couple because a guest locked the main door on the inside. None of the staff took the time to come and help and didn't even call us to explain what to do. The owner still has not apologised given he ultimately is responsible for the flat.
I would've rated this place a 5 had I known what I
The room that WE stayed in ( pictured in the advertisement ) is clean and modern. All other rooms were not as lucky. It's a 5-10 min walk to St Peters Square in Vatican City. Too far to walk to any of the other historical landmarks.
There was no attendant when we arrived. It looked like an apartment building. There was confusion with the booking when someone finally arrived. The advertisement offered a Free shuttle to the airport ( which was the main reason I booked it in the first place ). We were directed to the bus stop instead. The continental breakfast was enough for 6 people, not the 10 people that were there. The perimeter of the property is filthy.
Great for locals, but not so much for tourists
Inexpensive and very close to touristy spots (the Vatican) Clean and offers breakfast
- We didn't actually stay at Blanco Vaticano, we were brought to a sister bed & breakfast, and weren't informed of this prior to our stay. The person who checked us in also had limited English, so we did not know where he was taking us. Imagine our shock. - Although there was a reception desk, there was no one there at all times. In our previous experience, it was helpful staying at hotels with receptionists to help us find good dining options or to hail a cab. So if you're in Rome for the first time and don't know your way around, you're out of luck staying at this bed and breakfast. - We did not realize it was cash only, which can be an issue for tourists since we only had a limited amount of Euro. - The shuttle to the airport was very overpriced. Cabs give a flat rate for 45, but they charge 65. - Tiny elevator, which again is awful for tourists
Great stay at this B&B!
It is an apt with four rooms and a little kitchen for all. Each room has its own bathroom. It is great for young couples on the go. Evetything is remodeled, we got a huge room! The location is great! We were walking distmce to the vatican and 3 blocks away from the subway. the place was very quite and ee had a great stay totally worth our money.
the breakfast was very plain compared to what we got in all other hotels in Italy. That was the only "downside" for us.
With a stay at Blanco Vaticano in Rome (Vatican), you'll be steps from Via Cola di Rienzo and 8 minutes by foot from Vatican Museums. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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Most Popular Landmarks
- Musei Vaticani 0.5 km
- St. Peter's Square 0.6 km
- Basilica di San Pietro 0.8 km
- Castel Sant'Angelo 0.8 km
- Piazza Navona 1.5 km
- Campo de' Fiori 1.7 km
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